Vers la côte Est
It’s time to think about you! Well-being trip to Ste Marie and Nosy Be.
Inspired by African traditions, the Jungle Spa at Princesse Bora Lodge is an impluvium in a small circular building. Its central roof collects rainwater, whose properties are useful for our treatments. All products are homemade and herbal to give you the tone and health your body demands.
Banyan Nosy-Be Spa, an exceptional place that brings together the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Located in the heart of a thousand-year-old banyan tree over 1000m2, the Banyan Nosy Be Spa is a veritable temple dedicated to rest and relaxation. It is a unique place that invites you to total peace and forget your daily stress.
This trip includes the most beautiful and contrasted sites in Madagascar and the most amazing fly-over: The Tsingy.
Flight to the West via the incredible Tsingy of Bemaraha. In Morondava have a sunset cocktail at the famous Baobabs Avenue. Meet the lemurs in the dry forest of Kirindy reserve.
Fly back to Tana. The rest of the trip held in one of the most isolated places in Madagascar and yet one of the richest in terms of environment and biodiversity: The Masoala Peninsula. In the east of Madagascar, in the heart of a sumptuous rainforest, on the edge of Antongil Bay, it is the Masoala Forest Lodge that welcomes you for an unforgettable experience.
It is a luxurious outpost lost in time and nature… A place to relax, explore and connect with the natural world in all its primordial splendor.
In Madagascar, wildlife is everywhere! From North to South, from East to West… mammals, reptiles, batrachians, fish, butterflies and birds inhabit this nature sanctuary. Madagascar National Parks manages 43 parks, but there are nearly 120 protected areas which are distributed across the country under various categories.
It is difficult not to forget anything as this fauna, whose rate of endemism reaches 80%, is rich and diversified.
It is present all over the island, in the heart of the dry or humid forest, in the savannah and the thorny bush, at the bottom of the canyons, at the edge of the lakes and rivers… and of course, in the magnificent seabed of the Indian Ocean.
We are going to meet this unique heritage in the heart of some of the most renowned reserves and national parks in Madagascar.
The region of S.A.V.A (Sambava, Antalaha, Vohémar, Andapa) one of the twenty two regions of Madagascar, belongs to the province of Diego-Suarez. It possesses in its heart a jewel named Marojejy, a magnificent massif peaking in 2133 m, very little frequented and the object of a trekking of exception. Luxuriant vegetation, surprising fauna, fascinating hiking – Although not easy! We visit the region during the first part of this journey then go back towards Diego-Suarez, taking time to visit the site of Daraina and its lemurs, the reserve of Ankarana and its famous Tsingy, and to make a bend towards the Tsingy Rouges. Very close to Diego, we invite you to two beautiful hikes in the Amber mountain and in the Three Bays, at the edge of the Indian Ocean.
In Madagascar, 80% of the population lives off the land. Farmers, breeders, they are the ones who feed the country! Rice, in quantity, but also a lot of market gardening, cash crops (cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cloves, ylang-ylang). The zebu is everywhere and in all daily activities. We go to meet Malagasy farmers to learn and exchange.
Our route takes us along the Hauts-Plateaux to Fianarantsoa, from there we reach Manakara aboard the very picturesque train and then sail on the waters of the Pangalanes Canal. The lemurs then await us in the Ranomafana reserve before our return to the capital.
We recommend for this trip the periods from January to April.
The principle of our “Slow Travel” is simple, it’s about traveling while taking the time to do things, to see people, to understand their daily lives. This approach to Madagascar is intended to be intimate and gentle.
The encounter with the Indri-indri, the largest of the lemurs, in the Perinet reserve is always a moving moment. The local guide will tell us about his customs and his legend. On the Canal des Pangalanes, we stroll through the villages and discover the way of life of the fishermen, between lagoons and ocean.
The charming little island of Ste Marie invites us to beautiful walks along the beaches or by bicycle going up towards the north or towards the east coast.
This tour is an invitation to discover the incredible diversity of the Great Island: hikes in the fertile Highlands and the rippling rice fields, quiet villages and children laughs, train crossing towards the lush of the East coast, quiet navigation by canoe on the Canal des Pangalanes which watersides planted with spices and coffee, strange and attractive nature of the great Ranomafana rainforest in contrast with the arid plateau of Horombe, walking through beautiful canyons of Isalo eroded by water, route to Mozambique Channel with singular tombs.
Our last stop to enjoy the seaside is the turquoise lagoon of Ifaty on the lands of Vezo fishermen.
- The amazing diversity of landscapes of the Highlands and the East Coast;
- A remarkable wildlife in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park ;
- A smooth and passionating approach to lemurs ;
- Sainte Marie, Nosy Boraha, sweetness and scent, white sand and coconut palms.
Travel identity card
- Duration: 7 days (from Tana to Tana)
- Participant: From 2 persons
- Support crew : English-speaking Malagasy Guide
- Accommodation: All in hotel (6 nights)
- Vehicle : 4×4 or bus or minibus
- Meals : Bed and Breakfast
- Period: all year
Les points forts
- Diversité des paysages ;
- Faune et flore remarquable|Perinet ;
- Approche douce des lémuriens ;
- Sainte Marie, Nosy Boraha, sable blanc et cocotiers.
La carte d’identité du voyage
- 7 jours (de Tana à Tana)
- A partir de 2 personnes
- Avec guide malgache francophone
- Tout en hôtel (06 nuits)
- Véhicule 4×4 ou bus ou minibus
- En Bed & Breakfast
- Période: Toute l’année
The Pangalanes channel is 665 kms long from north to south, the train from Manakara to Fianarantsoa, the Highlands and lemurs in Périnet are featured in this wonderful trip to Madagascar. An original discovery of the country. After Fianarantsoa (an area famous for its tea and wine), we take local transport to get to and along the East Coast: train, bush taxi, boat. The pace is deliberately slow to allow us to go to meet people and create the exchange. Our accommodations are simple, sometimes in cottages, sometimes in tents.
- Train peregrination from Fianarantsoa to Manakara;
- Navigation on the Canal of Pangalanes;
- Atmosphere of the Coast of cloves;
- Discovery of Fort Dauphin’s region (Tôlanaro).
Travel identity card
- Duration: 16 days (from Tana to Tana)
- Participant: minimum 4 persons in a group
- Accompanying: English-speaking Malagasy guide
- Accommodation: Hotel or gite (6 nights) and camping (10 nights)
- Transportation: 4×4 vehicle
- Service: Full board
- Period: April to November
Les points forts
- Voyage en train pour Manakara ;
- La balade en pirogue sur le canal des Pangalanes ;
- La découverte de la baie de Lokaro et Fort Dauphin ;
- Les pistes du Sud et la rando de Granit.
La carte d’identité du voyage
- Durée: 16 jours (De Tana à Tana)
- Participant: A partir de 4 personnes
- Accompagnement: Guide malgache francophone
- Hébergement: Hôtel, gîte et camping
- Déplacement: Véhicule 4×4
- Prestation: En pension complète
- Période: D’avril à novembre